So you have read the previous interview of the Mosh It Up Tour Series featuring The World We Knew. Now on to the headliners: Molotov Solution. I interviewed the lead singer to learn more about their recently recorded as-yet-untitled album, what sort of differences the fans can expect, and what their plans are after the tour is over. So here’s part 2 of the Mosh It Up Tour Interview Series!
MEB: I read that you are planning to release your new album in 2011. What is the title of it and when can we expect it to be released?
Nick: We still haven’t confirmed the title, but you can expect that along with a track listing very shortly. The release is expected for late summer/early fall, September or October.
Did you go to Lambesis Studios again to record the new album, or did you go elsewhere? Has the process of recording changed from The Harbinger to this one?
We actually recorded this one at the Machine Shop in New Jersey with Will Putney as our producer/engineer. On The Harbinger we didn’t work with a producer, so this was definitely a different experience, but I will say the finished product certainly speaks for itself.
Your lyrics are known for being about politics & government conspiracies. What topics do you plan to cover in the new album?
The new album expands upon topics brought forth in The Harbinger. This time around it’s more of a fusion of the oppression of governments and religion with a call for social and spiritual revolution.
The Harbinger was the overlying theme in your previous album as a sign of things to come. Will the new album have a central focus as well or will it cover a variety of different topics?
With the kind of material that I write about it is very important that I write about current and relevant topics. This album focuses on the world today. Global media, global economy, the rush to acquire power, religious influence, and the imminent revolution to come.
What can fans expect on the new album? What sort of key differences will set these 2 albums apart?
The sound is much larger this time around. Very beautiful and melodic as well as destructively heavy. A few of the songs were recorded on 8-string guitars in a drop E tuning. We spent a lot more time in the pre-production phase of the album, so the songs are more thought out and have much more feeling in them.
So the Mosh It Up tour is wrapping up soon. How was it being on a tour sponsored by the controversial Hunter Moore of isanyoneup.com? Is Camille Manson (band whore) lying or not? hahaha.
Hah. Well, the Mosh It Up tour has been great. Legend recently dropped off due to trailer issues, but No Bragging Rights jumped on to fill the spot. There really haven’t been too many comments about isanyoneup.com or Hunter for that matter, which we found weird. I guess we just make a bigger deal out of it than it really is. And Camille isn’t lying, but whoever the website got their information from was.
What were some of your favorite venues and cities you played in on this tour? Are there any shows or specific experiences that stand out?
Definitely the Reverb in Tulsa, OK. It’s a tiny venue, barely can fit 100 people, but it was just an insane show.
So what was the reason behind the switch from Metal Blade to BlkHeart Group to release your new album?
With MetalBlade we were just a little fish in a big pond; BlkHeart just suits us far better. BlkHeart gives each of their hardworking bands the individual attention they deserve.
What are some of your biggest influences? What modern day bands would you recommend your fans to check out?
Lyrically bands like Thrice and Remembering Never have been great sources of influence. Vocally, I’d say Bury Your Dead, Behemoth, and Beneath the Massacre.
After the Mosh It Up tour is over, what are the plans for Molotov Solution?
We have a two week Canadian run planned with Lionheart, then following that we are doing a full US run on the Shook Clothing Tour with I Declare War and Lionheart.
Do you have any other projects that you want your fans to know about? (musical or non-musical)
No, touring and writing with Molotov Solution takes up most of my “artistic” ability haha. Also, Las Vegas doesn’t really have a healthy pool of musicians to choose from, not to mention people.
What advice can you give to people who want to go out and form their own bands?
Find people that have the same views and interests as you. You need to want the band to do the same thing. Try to avoid having friends fill empty spots.
Any last words for your adoring fans and people who haven’t heard of Molotov Solution yet?
Sorry it’s taken us so long to produce some new music for you guys, but I’m sure you will be more than pleased with the new record and for those of you who haven’t heard of us, you will soon.